Bird of Another Heaven

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group Release date: 2007-03-20

Description

From the acclaimed author of Snow Mountain Passage comes this richly evocative novel that follows a half-Indian, half-Hawai'ian woman and her complex relationship with the last king of Hawai'i.When talk show host Sheridan Brody finds the journals of his great grandmother Nani Keala (aka Nancy Callahan), he uncovers a mythic, unknown tale. Nani, a shy girl from a remote Indian village, met the Hawai'ian king, David Kalakaua, on his grand progress by train across the United States in 1881, eventually returning with him to Honolulu. There, as his young ally and protge, ever more assured and charming, she played an integral role in his attempt to revive the monarchy and spirit of his people and, eventually, witnessed the mysterious circumstances surrounding his downfall. Deeply engaging through its vivid portrayal of California and Hawai'i at the end of the nineteenth century, Bird of Another Heaven is a masterful portrait of an era long past.

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Additional Information

Genre: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Collection: Anchor

Type: EPub

Pages: 352

ISBN: 9780307267238

Additional Information

Genre: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Collection: Anchor

Type: EPub

Pages: 352

ISBN: 9780307267238

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